Ohio U.S. Senator Pushing For Bonuses For Frontline Workers

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown wants those who are putting their health at risk to serve in essential jobs during the pandemic to get better financial compensation.

Brown’s says healthcare workers, police and fire, grocery store employees, drivers of trucks and city buses – all sorts of people are on the front line with many getting low pay.

“Thanking our frontline workers and calling them heroes isn’t enough when they’re risking their lives to keep us safe – we need to pay and protect them. Members of Congress can back up their words with an up to $25,000 bonus and safety protections for ALL essential workers,” Brown tweeted.

Brown’s Pandemic Premium Pay would provide them with a bonus of up to $25,000, and a $15,000 signing bonus for new workers.

Brown says he wants it to be a combination of federal and private money.